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if you are elected president. >> the vice presidential debate. joe biden coming up. he stepped in it a little bit this week with the comment about the middle class being buried the last four years. take a look. >> how they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes with these tax cuts. >> two questions, is there more pressure on the vice president to be aggressive coming off the president's debate and are you worried about gaffes like that. >> well, look, i don't think that was a gaffe, george. i think what the vice president was talking about is what he's talked about every day which is a series of eight years of -- >> he said buried the last four years. >> well, we've been digging out for what was an avalanche of bad economic decisions over the past eight years during the bush administration, what mitt romney and paul ryan want to do is take us back to that exact same failed economic theory, talk down tax cut, eviscerating the investments we know we need to
is in with wisconsin where was campaigning just one state over there joe biden who was in iowa and then we saw romney leave cole doll to go to virginia. he can campaigning with paul ryan. no surprise, all of those happen to be what is considered a key battleground state. >> he is back in virginia again and we know what that's about again? >> reporter: he was in virginia today campaigning. his campaign also put out a press release saying he will be back on monday. he is scheduled to give what they are calling a major foreign policy speech. we know one of the next debates will focus on foreign policy. we know one debate down, now the expectation game starts again. who has the most to loose, here is something to remember. since 1984, not one single candidate has scored more than 60% on the question who won the debate. that's nobody until last night when 67% of the people who watched the debate said they gave the win to romney. it's a first. >> all right. thank you for that report. we will check back with you tomorrow. >>> tonight 15 people including a doctor are chasing charges in a medicare fraud sch
's when both campaigns go into spin mode. vice-president joe biden will be speaking via video but, kelly, also team romney has people in place. they will be responding right after. >> lots have you different polls out this week. according to the latest polls who has the edge in the eyes of voters at this point? >> reporter: well, kelly, it seems like voters have higher expectations for president obama. this is a brand-new cn -- cnn/orc poll. advisers from both campaigns are giving us some insight on tonight. >> the winner is going to be declared by the american people based on what these two candidates say and who lays out a vision for the future. >> people believe the economy is bad but they're not blaming the president for s tonight governor romney, while standing face to face with president obama, has to connect those two things. >> reporter: and, kelly, that same poll shows the most important issue to these voters is the economy which really makes tonight must-see tv. >> definitely right about that thanks for that live report from denver. you can catch the first of the presidential d
. the president has to have a great performance in the second. and so does joe biden against paul ryan this coming week in kentucky. >> it's all about the undecided voters. we have one more jobs report after this one. let's assume that the economy remains sort of tepid and growing slowly. how much does a small drop in the unemployment rate really affect undecided voters? >> it creates a psychological barrier, breaking below 8%. and the issue is less the actual number than the trend. and the fact is we're moving in the right direction. not as fast as some folks would like. but it gives reason for hope. so, again, this is a statistical talisman that tells people we're moving in the right direction. >> talk about the vice presidential debate coming up this thursday. is that likely to have any immaterial pact on the trajectory of this race? >> it could have one. if paul ryan wins this debate, that gives the romney camp a strong argument. mitt romney trying to move towards the center, like successful candidates ultimately do. there's going to be a lot of fireworks. you have a policy wonk in paul ryan.
by the obama administration, but dent say just like joe biden said yesterday, would have been a great opportunity to say look even your own vice president admit it. >> two more chances left to go. plus the vp debate. thank you to karen travers, reporting live from denver. thank you again, karen. coverage of last night's debate is far from over. later this half-hour some of your political observations. posted on our facebook fan page. keep it here on abc. all morning long. >>> tomorrow we'll get the latest gauge on unemployment nationwide from the labor department and it does not look encouraging. september's jobless rate is predicted to j up slight low to 8.2% when the federal report is released up .1% from august. a private survey showed american businesses made 162,000 hires last month, down from august. >>> something that may be addressed in the next two presidential debates, a new book that says president obama hoped to put osama bin laden on trial if he add surrendered in last year's raid by u.s. navy seals. the book quotes mr. obama as saying, he fought he would been a strong mu
, one thing romney is likely to bring up tonight. a gaffe by vice president joe biden, where he said the middle class has been buried for the last four years. >> reporter: that's right. vice president biden tried to clean up those remarks later in the day, saying he was referring to the middle-class buried by tax policies put in by republicans. ones that romney and ryan want to go back to. but criticism of what's happened to the middle-class over the last four years is one that ryan and romney jumped on. >> matthew dowd, what is a win for each candidate tonight? >> mitt romney has to show up and be confidenpassionate and connect with the audience. but really, he has to put the president on the defensive. he needs to turn this race into a referendum on the president. >> and the president? >> i think the president's all about his mannerisms and his style at this point. i think he can't come across as irritable. he can't come across as impatient. he has to act that he wants to be there, maybe with a lot of smyt smiles. he can't come off out of touch. >> do you think the moderator, jim l
memorable sometimes than the debates themselves. >> can i call you joe? >> of course. >> okay, because i practiced a couple of zingers where i call you joe. >> okay. >> reporter: when you think of palin facing off against biden, you're probably most likely to think of this. >> you know, john mccain and i, we're a couple of mavericks. and gosh darn it, we're going to take that maverick energy right to washington. and we're going to use it to fix this financial crisis. >> reporter: the real al gore was so stiff in his first debate -- >> i will put medicare and social security in a lockbox. >> reporter: -- his staff made him watch this. >> one of the keys to the lockbox would be kept by the president. >> reporter: the real john mccain wandered around the stage when he debated obama. and so did "snl's" mccain. the parodies aren't just funny. they can matter. >> as many people will talk about the "snl" skit on monday as talk about the actual presidential debate. and that's what makes it so powerful. >> reporter: after all, how can the real debate compete with something like this? >> i know th
where i call you joe. >> reporter: when you think of palin facing off against biden, you're probably more likely to think of this. >> john mccain and i, we're a couple of mavericks. and gosh darn it, we're going to take that maverick energy right to washington and we're going to use it to fix this financial crisis. >> reporter: the real al gore was so stiff in his first debate -- >> i will put medicare and social security in a lockbox. >> reporter: -- his staff made him watch this. >> one of the keys to the lockbox would be kept by the president. >> reporter: the real john mccain wandered around the stage when he debated obama, and so did "snl's" campaign. the parodies aren't just funny. they can matter. >> that's what makes it so powerful. >> reporter: after all, how can the real debate compete with something like this? >> i know the white house. i know the door out to the rose garden doesn't lock unless you pull it. i know the toilet in the lincoln bedroom will run all night unless you jiggle that handle. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> you got to jiggle it. >>
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